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On March 23, 1877, the courthouse was destroyed by fire and all records were destroyed except those of the treasurer and a few deeds and mortgages. Since that date however the records are complete and are kept in fire-proof vaults.
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On March 23, 1877, the courthouse was destroyed by fire and all records were destroyed except those of the treasurer and a few deeds and mortgages. Since that date however the records are complete and are kept in fire-proof vaults.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/ Crawford County]  -  ARGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/ Crawford County] - ARGenWeb Project  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Crawford/ Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*Cyndi's List&nbsp; -&nbsp; [http://www.cyndislist.com/ar.htm Arkansas Resources]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm USGenWeb Project Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County
 
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.crawford-county.org/ Crawford County Courthouse]<br>300 Main Street<br>Van Buren, AR 72956<br>Phone: 501.474.1312 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1877; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1877 <br>and divorce records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1820--'''Crawford County was created 18 October 1820&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Van Buren <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
&nbsp;It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, President Monroe's Secretary of the Treasury.
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
Parts of the county were taken for various new counties:
 
 
 
*[[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]] 27 October 1828
 
*[[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]] 2 November 1829
 
*[[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott]] 5 November 1833
 
*[[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]] 19 December 1837
 
*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]] 5 January 1851
 
*in 1828, part of the Osage and Cherokee Territory was added to the county.
 
 
 
See an interactive map of Crawford County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
On March 23, 1877, the courthouse was destroyed by fire and all records were destroyed except those of the treasurer and a few deeds and mortgages. Since that date however the records are complete and are kept in fire-proof vaults. <br>
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
<br>Alma | Cedarville | Chester | Dyer | Kibler | Mountainburg<br>Mulberry | Natural Dam | Rudy | Uniontown | Van Buren<br>
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Adair County, Oklahoma|Adair County, Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]]
 
*[[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]]
 
*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]]
 
*[[Sequoyah County, Oklahoma|Sequoyah County, Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-cem.htm Crawford County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/crawford.html Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; &nbsp;USGenWeb Project
 
 
 
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/alexander/alex.htm Alexander Cemetry], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1041985&CScnty=109& Alma City Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53067&CScnty=109& Bidville Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/bolton/bolton.htm Bolton Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53238&CScnty=109&CSsr=21& Bryant Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53730&CScnty=109&CSsr=41& Dugan Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53755&CScnty=109&CSsr=41& Dyer Cemetery],[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53844&CScnty=109&CSsr=41& Fairview Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/gregory.htm Gregory Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/hall/hall.htm Hall Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/hillcrest/hill.htm Hillcrest Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/liberty.htm Liberty Hill Cemetry], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/love/index.htm Love Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=3685 Morrison Cemetery, Rudy,] [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/new.htm New Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/newberry/index.htm Newberry Chapel Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/peters.htm Peters Cemetery], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/sarah.htm Sarah Grove], [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ar/crawford/steward.htm Steward Cemetery]<br>
 
 
 
==== Census ====
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/census/1830/ 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm US&nbsp;Federal Census Records] - Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm Slave Schedules]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-churches.htm Crawford County Church Index] - Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-wills.htm Wills and Probate Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-biographies.htm Biography Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-disaster.htm Disaster/Epidemic Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-fgs.htm Family Group&nbsp;Sheets Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-famweb.htm Crawford County Family Website Index&nbsp;] -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-map.htm Crawford County Map Index]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford Coiunty ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
 
 
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Crawford County on page 191.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm Pension Rolls]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
 
*[http://www.arkansasfreedmen.com/USCTCrawford.htm United States Colored Troops ]of Crawford County, Arkansas this site&nbsp;gives history and information on burial and a Headstone Project.
 
*Men from Crawford County served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st&nbsp;Regiment Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Union) ]]<sup>1</sup> &nbsp; <br>
 
*Men from Crawford County served in the&nbsp; [[5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia|5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)]]<sup>1 &nbsp; &nbsp;</sup> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ''<sup>1</sup>''Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office.''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990).&nbsp;
 
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<sup>2</sup> &nbsp;
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry'' (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm Submitted Crawford County Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-newspaper.htm Newspaper Article Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm Tax Lists&nbsp;] -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
 
*'''1947-1965''' - Crawford County Birth Index 1947-1965. Batch {{IGI|C736139}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
 
*'''1877-1951''' - Crawford County Marriage Books A-Z, 1-7 Index 1877-1951 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
 
*'''1877-1921''' - Crawford County Marriage Books A-I Index 1877-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.</ref>
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
 
Crawford County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 276<br>Alma, AR 72921<br>Open on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.<br>
 
 
 
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Crawford County Historical Society<br>929 East Main Street<br>Van Buren, AR 72956-4317<br>
 
 
 
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 796<br>Rogers, AR 72757-0796<br>Serving the Arkansas Counties of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington
 
 
 
Phone:: (501) 273-3890
 
 
 
<br>State <br>Arkansas Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 17653<br>Little Rock, AR 72222
 
 
 
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Arkansas Historical Association<br>416 Old Main, University of Arkansas <br>History Department - Ozark Hall 12<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701
 
 
 
Phone:<br>&nbsp;(479) 575-5884<br>(479) 575-2775<br>dludlow@uark.edu<br>
 
 
 
Arkansas History Commission<br>
 
 
 
<br>One Capitol Mall<br>Little Rock, AR 72201<br>Trash or Treasure? Phone:<br>&nbsp;(501) 682-6900<br>(501) 682-6916<br>state.archives@arkansas.gov<br>Ark-ives <br><br>Arkansas Historical Society<br>422 South Sixth Street<br>Van Buren, AR 72956<br><br><br>Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society<br>Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis,<br>President, Little Rock Chapter<br>P.O. Box 4294<br>Little Rock, Arkansas 72214 <br>
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/ Crawford County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ARGenWeb Project  
 
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Crawford/ Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Crawford/ Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Cyndi's List&nbsp; -&nbsp; [http://www.cyndislist.com/ar.htm Arkansas Resources]  
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*Cyndi's List - [http://www.cyndislist.com/ar.htm Arkansas Resources]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm USGenWeb Project Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm USGenWeb Project Archives] - Crawford County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Crawford County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded October 18, 1820
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County Courthouse

Crawford County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 501.474.1312

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1877; Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1877 and divorce records.[1]

Beginning Dates for Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1877


1877
1877

History

Parent County

1820--Crawford County was created 18 October 1820 from Pulaski County.  County seat: Van Buren [2]

 It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, President Monroe's Secretary of the Treasury.

Boundary Changes

Parts of the county were taken for various new counties:

  • Washington 27 October 1828
  • Pope 2 November 1829
  • Scott 5 November 1833
  • Franklin 19 December 1837
  • Sebastian 5 January 1851
  • In 1828, part of the Osage and Cherokee Territory was added to the county.

See an interactive map of Crawford County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

On March 23, 1877, the courthouse was destroyed by fire and all records were destroyed except those of the treasurer and a few deeds and mortgages. Since that date however the records are complete and are kept in fire-proof vaults.

Places/Localities

Populated Places


Alma | Cedarville | Chester | Dyer | Kibler | Mountainburg
Mulberry | Natural Dam | Rudy | Uniontown | Van Buren

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Crawford County Cemetery Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Tombstone Transcription Project  -   USGenWeb Project

Alexander Cemetry, Alma City Cemetery, Bidville Cemetery, Bolton Cemetery, Bryant Cemetery, Dugan Cemetery, Dyer Cemetery,Fairview Cemetery, Gregory Cemetery, Hall Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Liberty Hill Cemetry, Love Cemetery, Morrison Cemetery, Rudy, New Cemetery, Newberry Chapel Cemetery, Peters Cemetery, Sarah Grove, Steward Cemetery

Census

1830 Census  -  USGenWeb Archives

US Federal Census Records - Crawford County ARGenWeb

Slave Schedules  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Church Records

Crawford County Church Index - Crawford County ARGenWeb

Court

Wills and Probate Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Biography Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Disaster/Epidemic Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Family Group Sheets Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Crawford County Family Website Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Maps

Crawford County Map Index   -  Crawford Coiunty ARGenWeb

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Crawford County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
  • Pension Rolls  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb
Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Submitted Crawford County Obituaries  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Newspaper Article Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Tax Lists  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Crawford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 276
Alma, AR 72921
Open on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Crawford County Historical Society
929 East Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956-4317


Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 796
Rogers, AR 72757-0796
Serving the Arkansas Counties of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington

Phone:: (501) 273-3890


State
Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 17653
Little Rock, AR 72222


Arkansas Historical Association
416 Old Main, University of Arkansas
History Department - Ozark Hall 12
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone:
(479) 575-5884
(479) 575-2775
dludlow@uark.edu


Arkansas History Commission One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Trash or Treasure? Phone:
(501) 682-6900
(501) 682-6916
state.archives@arkansas.gov
Ark-ives

Arkansas Historical Society
422 South Sixth Street
Van Buren, AR 72956

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis,
President, Little Rock Chapter
P.O. Box 4294
Little Rock, Arkansas 72214

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) FHL fiche 6082312
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), pp. 33-92.FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.